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, talking to a group at the men legion post today. he told them about the potential effect of defense cuts in the looming sequestration saying it could result in the loss of 136,000 jobs here in virginia but it would profoundly affect military readiness and america's security. >> troubled and dangerous world we live in. the idea of cutting our military commit my by a trillion is unthinkable. and devastating. when i become president of the united states, we will stop it. i will not cut our commitment to our military. >>reporter: mitt romney said he does not know how president obama could stand by and let that all happen. >>shepard: the 39 is in virginia, as well. they us about that event. >>reporter: he was in virginia beach, another big military community with a lot of pilots accusing governor romney of giving a huge tax cut to the rich and raising taxes on the middle class. governor romney said he would not do that but would work to close a lot of the loopholes and deductions for wealthy americans. president obama took a a new tat today, wrapping himself in the flag asking voters for give
and turned it from a defensive problem for the romney campaign into the advance of the way they will frail the race in terms of the stagnation economy that they accuse president obama of overseeing and the prosperity economy they are promising. >> let's help them get jobs so they can get a paycheck so they are good taxpayers. (applause) this is the point that we have been trying to make. sometimes the point doesn't get made the right way. we don't want a stagnant economy that fosters dependency. we have added 15 million people to the food stamp roles in four years. largely there is no opportunity or economic growth. >>carl: that is the argument mitt romney hopes to make tomorrow night standing face to face with president obama. there has been mock debating today for mitt romney and stepped out if a quick snack and other than that it will be closed doors until the walk through tomorrow afternoon. >>trace: what about the 47 percent controversy. does governor romney have an answer do that? >>carl: he has been working through a series of answers on it. last night when he got to denver, he did
from our defense secretary panetta. western intelligence officials say the syrian government has one of the world's largest supplies of chemical and biological weapons. syrian officials have threatened to use them in the event of a foreign attack. today the defense secretary said there is evidence the regime has shuffled their stockpiles. >> there has been some intelligence with regard to some of the sites that there has been some movement in order for the syrians to better secure the chemicals. while there has been some limited moment, again, the major sites still remain in place, still remain secure. >>shepard: you may recall president obama warned the syrian government not to move their chemical weapons. listen. >> we cannot have a situation where chemical or biological weapons are falling into the hands of the wrong people. we have been very clear to the assad regime and also to other players on the ground, that a red line for us is we see a budge chemical weapons moving around or being utilized. >>shepard: a red line for us is if we see a bunch of chemical weapons being moved ar
. >>shepard: you listen carefully to their message and it sounds like the folks lean on defense and foreign policy and they have been going after the president and his team regarding the attack at the embassy. >>guest: absolutely. if you look at the new "washington post" poll, obama is leading on almost every issue. romney only leads on handling the deficit but the two are split on the economy. obama is leading on medicare, health care. people find his international policies doing a little bit better, as well. the romney campaign is trying to cut into the margins and what has been obama's strength, to bring that down ahead of the debate on wednesday which will focus on domestic policy which is interesting that romney is going after foreign policy this week. >>shepard: i found it interesting, as well, but based on what has happened the last couple of weeks, i guess governor romney and his team think we have an opportunity here, why not seize it? >>guest: absolutely. we saw the op-ed today from romney. that's a point of weakness for obama at this point. so the romney campaign will go after th
, dc. what do the defense folks say about the detainees or former detainees? >>reporter: officials say gitmo gives them a street cred or "badge honor," and if they are suspected of returning to the ballot field they do it in a big way. a libyan, along with his group, are now among the leading suspects in the attack on the consulate. and the saudis, a former graduate from gitmo, and the number two for al qaeda in yemen, targeting the united states, publicly the defense department down plays any guantanamo bay affect. >> it is probably safe to say some of them probably do acquire some degree of status but i'm not sure it is widespread. >>reporter: aside from these, one was behind the largest suicide bombings in iraq killing 13 iraqi policemen three years after he was released from guantanamo bay. one of the most interesting aspects. the current deputy leader if the taliban is a former gitmo detainee. there is no credible picture although he was chosen because he was young, in his late 30's and a hardened fighter. he joined the taliban in 1995 and was the first detainee at g boy. his numb
us is a official intelligence officer for the defense secretary's office, mike barrett, currently c.e.o. of a consulting firm in washington, dc. president morsi of egypt had a little bit for everyone. some condemnation of us. some condemnation for the civil war. also, words for iran. what did you think? >>guest: it is important we in the west understand this issue about freedom of speech. this is an important thing. it will come back. we saw with the cartoons a few years ago, a notion there are things you cannot do. we in the west have freedoms but that is not the reality on the arab street. with morsi, what we are seeing is a reflection of what that part of the world feels like. we have to figure out how to deal with it. it is a reality in foreign policy we will have to deal with post arab spring. >>shepard: i read a couple of articles equating it to fire in a crowded theater, making the argument or should not be able to do something under freedom of speech that is absolutely going to insight violence and death. whether we get do that point, that is another matter entirely. >>guest
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